I am a former public school teacher and a Parkside resident, and I could not be more excited to support Spencer Thibodeau for Portland City Council, District 2.

Spencer has my support because he is to the point on school systems and realizes the importance of the whole child being seen in her or his school experience every day.

As an alumnus of Portland’s public schools himself, Spencer understands how amazing Portland can be in nurturing young people to see their best selves. As our councilor, Spencer would make the investments to ensure that public education continues to improve.

I also support Spencer because it is clear he is in it for the right reasons.

I invited him to my son’s baseball game earlier this summer, and not only did he show up, but he brought his infectious energy and enthusiasm.

Please join me in voting for Spencer on Nov. 3.

Catherine Anderson

Portland